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Old 21.01.2010, 07:33
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Your Favorite AirPlane ?

With the A380 airplaine in Switzerland and thread about it, I thought it could be fun to make this thread.

So, what's your favorite all-time plane ?

Mine has to be the Super-Constellation, and we have the chance to have one in Switzerland.

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Old 21.01.2010, 07:53
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Re: Your Favorite AirPlane ?

AVRO RJ 100



http://www.swiss.com/web/FR/about_sw...vro_rj100.aspx

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Old 21.01.2010, 08:23
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Re: Your Favorite AirPlane ?

I've 2:

When there are 50 pax.

When there is 1 pax.
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Old 21.01.2010, 08:28
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Re: Your Favorite AirPlane ?

Mine is the MD-80 (Super 80)
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Old 21.01.2010, 08:44
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Concorde
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Old 21.01.2010, 08:49
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Re: Your Favorite AirPlane ?

Lockheed Tristar - One of the first planes I ever remember flying in. It must have been a legend of its time because I even remember reading the word "Tristar" on my paper cup.





Bombardier Q400 Nextgen - All the romance of the turbo prop with all the convenience of modern avionics

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Old 21.01.2010, 09:28
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Re: Your Favorite AirPlane ?

The Hughes H-4 Hercules or better known as The Spruce Goose:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spruce_goose





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Old 21.01.2010, 09:40
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The Hughes H-4 Hercules or better known as The Spruce Goose:
An amazing plane...... I watched a documentary about it, a long time ago...
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Old 21.01.2010, 09:59
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Re: Your Favorite AirPlane ?

Does it have to be a passenger plane?

If not, then my favourite would therefore be The De Havilland Mosquito.

"One of the most remarkable combat aircraft of World War II was the British de Havilland "Mosquito", a fast twin-engine aircraft that was made largely of wood, which excelled as a reconnaissance aircraft, night-fighter, and fighter-bomber. "


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Old 21.01.2010, 10:03
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The Avro Arrow - a historical conundrum wrapped in an enigma
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Re: Your Favorite AirPlane ?

I hope I can have 3 as each covers a particular role

First up is the Fokker 50. I have a real attachment to this aircraft as I used to use these regularly for short hops between Norwich and Amsterdam. It's not the prettiest bird around, nor is it the most comfortable, but it did instill a feeling of solidity and reliability. There's something reassuring about seeing the props spinning, and due to the wings being above the cabin, seeing the undercarriage come down.



Second, in terms of combat aircraft I don't think anything has come close to the flexibility of the F/A 18 Hornet. It's equally at home with carrier or land based operations. Admittedly it is a "jack of all trades, master of none", but where it doesn't master it still does a damed good job.



Third we have the general workhorse, and unsung hero the Douglas DC-3 (Dakota). First introduced in 1936, it's still being used in some parts of the world today. In its era it was unequalled in terms of the roles it could play. From passenger to cargo to military transport it truly is a legend.

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The Spitfire

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The Spitfire
I am truly surprised that the Spitfire didn't show up until now. Classic.
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Or.....

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Re: Your Favorite AirPlane ?

RAAF F111. Particularly when doing the fuel dump and burn trick. Remember well a couple of times watching (with the whole street) this being done for show over Perth in the 70s. It cast shadows



Monster image in swept wing mode here:
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